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« on: May 22, 2007 08:38:17 AM »

So I saw this round table cloth and thought that it would make a cool skirt.  Took me about 30 minutes to put together but another 30 to do the math re circumference and radius, which I got wrong and ended up with an opening 3 inches bigger than I needed.  I put a big strip of ribbing on the top to make it work, than I realized that with because of my mistake, I can wear this at my waist, on my hips or just under my bust.  I can also fold the ribbing in half for yet another look.  (Apparently, I can also wear the skirt ascue!  har har!)

So, here it is!  (I had to lighten the pics.)





Twirl Shot!  Look at that hair!!



The t-shirt is a recon as well.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007 08:39:41 AM »

It is beautiful.  I love the colors.  Great idea to turn a table cloth in to a skirt!  I guess I am off to the thrift stores this weekend!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007 09:21:09 AM »

wow i love the skirt. the colors are really pretty. Could you please post tutorials on how to turn a table cloth into a skirt? It's really pretty the skirt. Does it feel heavy on you? Does it feel like it's dragging itself down? I ask that cuz I assume the table cloth has a certain weight and thickness.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007 09:52:03 AM »

Thanks!  I love the colours, too! 

wow i love the skirt. the colors are really pretty. Could you please post tutorials on how to turn a table cloth into a skirt? It's really pretty the skirt. Does it feel heavy on you? Does it feel like it's dragging itself down? I ask that cuz I assume the table cloth has a certain weight and thickness.

The skirt is heavier and thicker than a sheet, but it's not heavy.  It's not see through either, so I don't need to line it (I don't like lining things.)

As for a tute...Well, it was a (not quite perfect) circle table cloth that measured 70 inches.  I folded it in half than folded it again into quarters.  You can leave it like that, but I folded it again into 8ths.  I then took my waist measurement (circumference), divided that number by 3.14 (pie), to get the diameter of the circle that will be your waist, than divide that number by two to get the radius of the circle (that will be your waist.)  Radius is the distance from the centre of a circle to the perimeter (outside edge) of the circle.
Like I said though, I messed up.  If you want it to work, and sit without ribbing, make it much smaller than you think you will need.  You can always make the hole bigger!   Wink  Also, when you hem the waist band the waist will get larger. 
(BUT WAIT!!  Please make sure you can get it over your head if it's just going to sit on your hips!  I have little boobs and my hips are much bigger than them.) 
After you do all the figuring and thinking, if you mess up you can always add ribbing!!  I just wrapped it tightly around my waist and cut it there and attached as normal. 
If that was to wordy, as I usually am, there is at least one tute here about making a circle skirt that will explain it Oh So Much Better Than I just did!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007 01:54:12 PM »

Wow im going to try that soon. Where did you get the table cloth?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007 03:25:57 PM »

Wow im going to try that soon. Where did you get the table cloth?

Well, I got it at Wal-Mart.  It has never held a plate!  I'm not sure that is in the right spirit of recon-ing, but is was on sale from a sale.  Really cheap, and the colours were calling to me!  It wanted to be a skirt, it really did!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007 03:30:27 PM »

It looks great! I agree that it really wanted to be a skirt. I now will need to keep my eyes open for circular table cloths to turn into skirts.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007 11:57:19 AM »

WOW that is reaaaaaally cute!! I need one!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007 07:01:32 PM »

Nita, you rock!  I want one.  A lot.  I really have to get into actually making clothes for myself rather than just the kid.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007 04:02:05 AM »

That action shot is the best ever!

It reminds me of when I was a little girl. I had a favorite skirt that I used to love to twirl in...

Your skirt is gorgeous!
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